Ambassador Animals for Community Outreach Education

OUTDOOR Program & Exhibit Requirements:

  • Temperature: 65-85 degrees
  • Full Shade is required, by trees, permanent structure (pavilion for example) or stable tent.
  • Dry space
  • CALM & COMFORTABLE – slight breeze is ok, but no high winds or gusts.  

*ANY exceptions must be approved on a case by case basis by the Director


We are Professional Educators and Public Speakers first!

  • Our “FUN TEACHERS WITH A TWIST” will fascinate you with how they work WITH the animals and their ability to educate, engage and connect with diverse ages & learning abilities –  and their ability to adapt to different venues and circumstances.  Our reviews, testimonials and references say it all!
  • Wildlife Encounters® presentations and exhibits educate youth and the public on a wide variety of environmental, animal and personal health & wellness topics, while making a very personal and intimate connection with the “face of nature”!
  • Though we participate in and support the wildlife rehabilitation & release community, our Teaching Animals are all non-releasable wildlife either because of injury, legal situations, or they were not born in the wild. 


*Wildlife Encounters’ facility and our operations are regulated by and compliant with the Animal Welfare Act: Class C Exhibitor # 12-C-0051

Small Ambassador Animals  

(Level-1 Choices)


  • 3-Banded Armadillo 
  • Brush-tailed Bettong  (tiny kangaroo)
  • Small American Alligator  (1-3′)
  • Fennec Fox
  • Prairie Dog
  • Veiled Chameleon 
  • Pink-toed Tarantula    
  • Laughing Kookaburra       *VENUE RESTRICTIONS



  • Chinchilla
  • Hedgehog
  • Domestic Ferret  
  • Mini-lop Bunny
  • Sugar Glider      *VENUE RESTRICTIONS
  • Corn Snake  
  • Alligator Snapping Turtle 
  • Adult Red-Eared Slider Turtle 
  • 3-Toed Box Turtle   
  • Russian Tortoise
  • Small Sulcata Tortoise  
  • Australian Bearded Dragon  
  • Blue-tongued Skink   
  • Red Iguana   
  • Hognose Snake  
  • Small Red-Tailed Boa Constrictor 
  • Australian Woma Python  
  • Royal Python 
  • Amazon Tree Boa Constrictor 
  • Dumerils Monitor 
  • Small Argentine Tegu Lizard
  • Blue & Gold Macaw
  • Umbrella Cockatoo 
  • White’s Tree Frog  
  • Red-eyed Tree Frog     
  • Marine Toad | Giant Cane Toad  
  • Pyxie Frog |African Giant Bullfrog
  • Rose-haired Tarantula  
  • African Emperor Scorpion  
  • Madagascar Giant Hissing Cockroaches
  • Dubia Cockroaches 


Medium Ambassador Animals


  • Medium American Alligator (3-5′ long)
  • Brown Skunk    (pic)
  • Bennett’s Wallaby   *VENUE RESTRICTIONS
  • Mara   (a.k.a. Patagonian Cavy)   *VENUE RESTRICTIONS
  • Ring-tailed Coatimundi
  • Prehensile-tailed Porcupine


  • Flemish Giant Rabbit
  • Mini Pig 
  • Northern Common Snapping Turtle
  • Large Sulcata Tortoise
  • Caiman Lizard
  • Green Iguana
  • Jungle Carpet Python
  • Madagascar Ground Boa Constrictor
  • Large Red-Tailed Boa Constrictor 
  • Small Burmese Python
  • Large Argentine Tegu Lizard
  • Moluccan Cockatoo
  • Green Wing Macaw

Advanced Ambassador Animals

*These animals have very particular venue & staffing requirements for their welfare and public safety.  They animals are NOT available for less formal / private gatherings in residences, etc unless very specific conditions are met and approval is granted by the Director.      *VENUE RESTRICTIONS – contact us to discuss your specific situation.


  • Large American Alligator (5′ +)
  • Arctic Fox
  • Gray Fox  
  • African Crested Porcupine 
  • African Serval Cat  
  • Black Vulture   (exhibits only, no programs yet)
  • Turkey Vulture  (exhibits only, no programs yet)




Requirements and Restrictions:

  1. WILDLIFE : For regulatory or safety reasons, these animals are generally “hands-off” for the public.  This statement by it’s nature is vague because (1) laws vary by state and (2) educators may have some discretion in certain circumstances.
  2. INTERACTIVE : Our “farm life”, “pet life” and friendlier wild species of Ambassador Animals.  Most of these animals are rescues that were injured, abandoned or displaced… and they all have their own personal stories!   At our discretion – all of these animals may be hands-on